Embraced vs Embraceable - What's the difference?
As a verb embraced
As an adjective embraceable is
able or suitable to be embraced.
* imbrace (obsolete)
To clasp in the arms with affection; to take in the arms; to hug.
* Bible, Acts xx. 1
- I will embrace him with a soldier's arm, / That he shall shrink under my courtesy.
(obsolete) To cling to; to cherish; to love.
- Paul called unto him the disciples, and embraced them.
To seize eagerly, or with alacrity; to accept with cordiality; to welcome.
- I wholeheartedly embrace the new legislation.
* John Locke
- You embrace the occasion.
To accept; to undergo; to submit to.
- What is there that he may not embrace for truth?
To encircle; to encompass; to enclose.
- I embrace this fortune patiently.
- Not that my song, in such a scanty space, / So large a subject fully can embrace .
To enfold, to include (ideas, principles, etc.); to encompass.
- Low at his feet a spacious plain is placed, / Between the mountain and the stream embraced .
To fasten on, as armour.
- Natural philosophy embraces many sciences.
(legal) To attempt to influence (a jury, court, etc.) corruptly.
Hug (noun); putting arms around someone.
*:a delighted shout from the children swung him toward the door again. His sister, Mrs. Gerard, stood there in carriage gown and sables, radiant with surprise. ¶ "Phil! You! Exactly like you, Philip, to come strolling in from the antipodes—dear fellow!" recovering from the fraternal embrace and holding both lapels of his coat in her gloved hands.
(metaphorical) Enfolding, including.
Able or suitable to be embraced
* 1928 George Gershwin - Embraceable You (lyrics)
- Embrace me, / My sweet embraceable you. / Embrace me, / You irreplaceable you. / Just one look at you - my heart grew tipsy in me. / You and you alone bring out the gypsy in me.